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Tissue engineered nerve repair devices: development of european medical implantable devices and research training focus.

Objective

Why are there still no effective protocols for repairing the damaged nervous system? Our proposal addresses this question and: will link basic scientists and clinicians working in the fields of the and nerve repair with expertise in complementary technologies and well characterises experimental systems; produce and test fibronectin-based materials for use as implants in nerve repair; identify a quantitative relationship between mechanical load and adhesion in repaired peripheral nerves; develop devices for use when stretch-induced fibrosis is a major problem in nerve repair, such as the use of hyaluronan barrier layers. Assess the potential of fn -based material to support axonal regrowth in thes cns; train young european scientists and clinicians in experimental and clinical research methodologies; generate novel treatment strategies for nerve repair.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Participants (8)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
1738 Rotterdam
FIDIA ADVANCED BIOPOLYMERS SRL
Italy
Address
Via Ponte Della Fabbrica 3/A
35031 Abano Terme
INTERCYTEX LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Chadkirk Road 16
SK6 3JY Stockport
NETHERLANDS RESEARCH SCHOOL FOR ASTRONOMY - LEGALLY REPRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
5,Broerstraat 5
9712 CP Groningen
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via 8 Febbraio, 2
Padova
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
30,Guilford Street 30
WC1N 1EH London
UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA
Italy
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova